The Hallidays Team share their views on all the latest news and gossip in IT and technology.

Is Cyber Crime becoming less profitable for attackers?

Recent studies have shown that in 2022, there was a 40% drop in the monitored revenue from ransomware attacks from 2021. Whilst these figures are not guaranteed, as large amount of the criminal revenue cannot be monitored, it is widely agreed by experts the amount of ransom money collected has fallen. We can however only [...]

Is Cyber Crime becoming less profitable for attackers?2023-01-24T12:10:28+00:00

Royal Mail hit with catastrophic Cyber Attack

Recently, Royal mail have been hit with a catastrophic Cyber Attack. This has caused the postal service to be unable to offer international export services from many Post Office Branches. Currently, this service has been unavailable for the last week and Royal Mail has not provided a date that they intend for this to be [...]

Royal Mail hit with catastrophic Cyber Attack2023-01-20T13:45:46+00:00

Sensitive documents leaked as group of UK schools hit with a Cyber Attack

14 Schools located across the UK have suffered a Cyber Attack, resulting in the public availability of student and staff records, including SEN data, passport scans and staff contracts. The attackers gained access to the file systems and were able to search through the folder structures to find the folders that were marked with sensitive [...]

Sensitive documents leaked as group of UK schools hit with a Cyber Attack2023-01-11T15:47:40+00:00

End of support for Windows 8.1 is close, what does this mean for your business?

As of January 10th Microsoft will stop support for Windows 8.1. From this date, technical assistance from Microsoft and software updates will no longer be provided. Support for the Edge browser on Windows 8.1 is also being cut. This means that the web browser will no longer receive feature or security updates. Any PC that [...]

End of support for Windows 8.1 is close, what does this mean for your business?2023-01-03T17:07:31+00:00

Smartphones, the attacker’s pocket-sized target

With 88% of all UK adults owning a smartphone in 2022, the appeal of smartphones as a target for Cyber Attackers is huge. As the vast majority of the adult population own and use a smartphone this subsequently means that the services accessible via these devices are increasing daily. This makes it the ideal target [...]

Smartphones, the attacker’s pocket-sized target2022-12-16T10:37:53+00:00
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